Sunday, August 31, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
|I was recently asked by a woman in Washington if I could do a horse/rider painting as a gift. This is my drawing ...|
|I have also done a color work-up, so I won't run into trouble later in the painting.|
|The painting is larger than I have been doing lately - 16 x 21 inches.|
Here, I've masked out a thick outline of the horse and rider, and done several background washes of quin. burnt orange, quin. violet and indanthrone.
|The background is largely completed, so I've removed the masking, and started applying thin glazes of quin. violet and indanthrone to indicate the shadows. From the photos, the horse appears to have a violet tint overall to his grey coat.|
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
|First gradated washes on this painting - aureolin and quin. burnt orange ...|
|Here we are waiting for the vet. Looks like he just arrived, judging from Bruno's ears cocked back to listen.|
|My vet used much less tranquillizer this time. I was really impressed with Bruno's behaviour. You can see in this and the photo below, his eyes are completely calm. If anything, he is concerned only that I get his good side in the photo!!!|
|I took these next few shots today, after I rode the lad.|
He is quietly enjoying some hay, while the "garden gnomes" and I are out in the field area watering the vegetable garden, and doing a few other chores.
|Here's Scruffy, with her partially-done home hair-cut. I work on her bit by bit, as she is not a patient girl.|
|And here's Maggie, looking for excitement. She is turning out to be such a bright and loving dog.|
So that's life for now, on our little rented piece of Heaven.
Thank you for dropping by!
Friday, August 15, 2014
|Two of my "quickie" posters taped to the back of the food truck ...|
|... and more on the side ...|
|Part of the area set aside for the horse trials - the dressage phase and the stadium jumping are held down here, while the cross-country phase is held in the higher, slightly hilly area beyond.|
|I fell in love with a handsome young dude by the name of Viking. I believe he is a Hanoverian/Westphalen cross. Lovely temperament, though I learned he can buck like nobody's business, when I had a chat with the proud owner.|
|And we have a 2nd batch of baby nesters. I think they look almost ready to fly ... probably this weekend. I see them quite often now, perching at the edge of the nest.|
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
|My, he is one HANDSOME lad! Nice bum!!!|
|He has such a gentle and attentive look in his eye here.|
|I like this shot - shows how I am able to keep the inside rein [in this case, right] looser here - means he is listening nicely.|